By Ron Boatwright
Theistic evolution is a feudal attempt to try to compromise and harmonize atheistic evolution and a belief in God. Both theistic and atheistic evolution deny the Biblical record of creation and the flood of Noah’s day. The theistic evolutionist says the first eleven chapters of Genesis is mythology. They say the creation account is not really true and not the historical record it claims to be. What about the many other scriptures in the Bible which refer to the events recorded in the first eleven chapters?
The account of the flood in Noah’s day is included in these first eleven chapters. The apostle Peter in speaking of theistic evolutionists says, “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished” (2 Peter 3:5-6). God’s word says that people like this are willingly ignorant. Can anyone be any worse off than to be “willingly ignorant”?
Theistic evolution is no better than atheistic evolution, since they both deny the Biblical account of creation. But Jesus says in Mark 10:6, “But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.” Apparently Jesus believed in the creation account of Genesis since He was there (Genesis 1:26) during the six days of creation (John 1:1-3, 14).
Theistic evolution is both dangerous and subtle because of its allegiance to atheistic evolution and its pretended allegiance to God. It is sad to see how far people will go to set aside the Scriptures in order to accommodate a false atheistic theory. One cannot be a theistic evolutionist and at the same time believe the Bible. It is impossible to accept both doctrines at the same time since they contradict each other. A theistic evolutionist is like a person who is trying to ride two galloping horses at the same time, going in opposite directions.
The only disagreement between an atheistic evolutionist and a theistic evolutionist is from where the first living cell came. They agree on everything else. The theistic evolutionist has to make modifications to the atheistic evolution theory, such as attributing the origin of the first living cell to God. Then he must make drastic modifications in the biblical account in trying to align it with the evolutionary view.